What Is A Union Jack Patent In Betting

Written By: Richard Smith
Last Updated: February 28, 2023

If you are looking for an answer to the question “What Is a Union Jack Patent Bet?” then you have landed on the right page, and we’ll also answer the questions:

• How much does a Union Jack Patent bet cost?
• How many combinations does a Union Jack Patent bet have?
• How does a Union Jack Patent bet work?

On this page we’ll give you an example of the bet, we’ll show you how many selections the bet has and how the 56 different combinations work for the Union Jack Patent bet.

All of the info will be explained so it is easy to understand for novices and experts alike, with tables and screenshots to help guide you along the way.

HOW MUCH DOES A £0.20p UNION JACK PATENT BET COST?

Depending on your betting style and how much your budget, will decide how much a Union Jack Patent bet will cost. You can do these bets for small or large stakes depending on your budget. Don’t forget that you should only bet amounts you can comfortably afford to lose.

Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a twenty-pence Union Jack Patent bet as well as other staking levels.

HOW MANY COMBINATIONS DOES A UNION JACK PATENT BET HAVE?

In the table below you can see how many combinations in total the Union Jack Patent bet has.

So you have nine selections and fifty-six separate bets that are within a Union Jack Patent, which of course gives you a number of chances to pick out a winning single, double or treble.

Understanding the different combinations is important with any bet, but with the Union Jack Patent bet, it’s important to make the right decisions about which selections to place where in your list of nine.

This is a betting strategy used for win and each way bets with the win bet more suitable for advanced bettors, while the each way Union Jack Patent is a fun bet for novice bettors.

Firstly you will want to select your horses, so let’s look at nine mythical selections, and for this example, we’ll use a £1.00p win stake, so your total outlay is £56.

• Selection 1 – 3/1
• Selection 2 – 3/1
• Selection 3 – 3/1
• Selection 4 – 4/1
• Selection 5 – 4/1
• Selection 6 – 4/1
• Selection 7 – 5/1
• Selection 8 – 5/1
• Selection 9 – 5/1

Of course, we want to get a winning bet if possible, but also eliminate as much risk as possible.

With a Union Jack Patent bet, one winning single will give you a return on your original stake of £56.

HOW DOES A UNION JACK PATENT BET WORK?

Looking at the image below, you will see that we have nine selections in a grid, and this grid contains eight three-number combinations.

So we have our nine selections above and the bet contains twenty-four singles, twenty-four doubles and eight trebles. It is important to note that each three-number combination is one Patent bet.

• Patent 1 – Selections 1-2-3 (Horizontal Row 1)
• Patent 2 – Selections 4-5-6 (Horizontal Row 2)
• Patent 3 – Selections 7-8-9 (Horizontal Row 3)
• Patent 4 – Selections 1-4-7 (Vertical Column 1)
• Patent 5 – Selections 2-5-8 (Vertical Column 2)
• Patent 6 – Selections 3-6-9 (Vertical Column 3)
• Patent 7 – Selections 1-5-9 (Diagonal top left to bottom right)
• Patent 8 – Selections 3 5 7 (Diagonal top right to bottom left)

If you are not aware of how a Patent bet works, then it is simply 3 singles, 3 doubles and 1 treble.

Using the example above of selections 1,2, and 3, we would have the following bets:

• Selection 1 = 1 single
• Selection 2 = 1 single
• Selection 3 = 1 single
• Selections 1 & 2 = 1 Double
• Selections 1 & 3 = 1 Double
• Selections 2 & 3 = 1 Double
• Selections 1,2, and 3 = 1 Treble

So you see we have three singles, three doubles and one treble in each of our patents, and with 8 separate patents in our Union Jack Patent bet, it gives us 56 (8 x 7) separate bets.

So it means you will need to find at least one winner from one of your patents to get a return.

WHAT IS THE STRATEGY BEHIND A UNION JACK PATENT BET?

So we know we need at least one winner on our bet to get a return, but will this make a profit or break even?

As an example, if selections 1, 2 & 3 were all priced at 3/1 and one of them won then our winning single would look like this.

• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 1 gives us £4. That means without any other winners, our bet would be a loser.

Let’s look at a further example and say that in our first patent, we had selections 1 & 2 and they both won at 3/1. It now means we have two winning singles and a win double.

• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 1 gives us £4 as a win single.
• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 2 gives us £4 as a win single.
• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 1 gives us £4 going onto slection 2 at 3/1 which gives us £16 as a win double.

So in the above scenario, we have returned £24 for our two winners. It still means we have a losing bet as we laid out £56 so we would be showing a loss of £32.

Union Jack Patent Bet Strategy

Choosing your nine selections and where to place them is vitally important, and this is where a “banker” comes into play.

We see from the grid below that selection 5 will be in four of our patents, while selections 1,3,7 & 9 will be in three of our patents, and selections 2, 4, 6 & 8 will appear in two of our patents.

It, therefore, makes sense to make selection 5 our “BANKER” as this gives us the most winning opportunities.

Therefore selecting a favourite or well-fancied pick as selection 5 in your Union Jack Patent bet makes a lot of sense.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU WIN WITH A UNION JACK PATENT BET?

So how many winners do we need to break even or make a profit with the Union Jack Patent bet if our banker selection number 5 wins and we have another winner as well?

Well, we explained how one winner and two winners at odds of 3/1 would not be enough to cover your initial stake, but if we had 4 winners with our banker, then that creates a different scenario.

So when we look at the image above, we have our grid of nine selections and the yellow arrows show us that we have our banker selection number 5 as a winner and we have another winner with number 5 in four of our Union Jack Patents.

So we have the following winners:

• Selections 5 & 2 in one patent
• Selections 5 & 4 in another patent
• Selections 5 & 7 in another patent
• Selections 5 & 9 in another patent

It means we have two win singles and a win double in each of the above scenarios

Selections 5 & 2

• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 as a win single.
• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 2 gives us £4 as a win single.
• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 going onto selection 2 at 3/1 which gives us £20 as a win double.

Selections 5 & 4

• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 as a win single.
• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 4 gives us £5 as a win single.
• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 going onto selection 4 at 4/1 which gives us £25 as a win double.

Selections 5 & 7

• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 as a win single.
• 5/1 @ £1 on selection 7 gives us £6 as a win single.
• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 going onto selection 7 at 5/1 which gives us £30 as a win double.

Selections 5 & 9

• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 as a win single.
• 5/1 @ £1 on selection 9 gives us £6 as a win single.
• 4/1 @ £1 on selection 5 gives us £5 going onto selection 9 at 5/1 which gives us £30 as a win double.

So as you can see from above, If we had this scenario, we would now have a return of £145 for our £56 stake, meaning a profit of £89.

Now I guess you are thinking, how much would this bet return if I could hit the jackpot and pick out all nine winners? Well, for a £1 stake at the odds we outlined above, a winning Union Jack Patent would come to a whopping £1726 for a profit of £1670 on just a £56 stake on our Union Jack Patent bet.

CONCLUSION

Hopefully, you’ll have learned more about what a Union Jack Patent bet is, and you can now understand exactly how all the combinations work and the strategy behind this type of bet.

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Richard Smith

I am a total sports fan, in particular horse racing, football and golf, and have been writing about these and other sports for a number of years. I have had the chance to attend many of the biggest horse racing events in my time and my sporting claim to fame has to be winning the inaugural RacingTV Tipstar contest back in 2014. When not watching or writing about sports and sports betting I like to take an interest in cryptocurrency, and last but not least spending time and playing with my two young grandchildren.

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